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Make Sunday Happen – Ministry Report by Phil Schaefer

Phil Schaefer began working on the Set-up Team in 2008. The Set-up Team is responsible for putting Northwood Church together for Sunday morning.  Without the Set-up Team it would be impossible to transform the banquet room and classrooms at the community center into worship and teaching spaces. All of Northwood’s equipment is stored in the basement at the community center and every Sunday morning at 7 a.m. the team, usually 2-3 guys, will fill the elevator several times with all of the equipment and then disburse the items to each individual room, hang signs up outside and then make coffee, all before 8 a.m.! When you arrive everything appears calm and in its place. Then, the team tears it all down and puts it back in storage for the next Sunday. This is one of the challenges a church faces without a permanent home and a challenge that the Set-up Team takes on every week with grace and a smile!


We need to add 5 or 6 new members to this team to assist the guys who have been faithful member for a long time.  The commitment is only once every 5 weeks, and the other guys on the team are great about switching dates if you run into a scheduling conflict.  To talk more about your possible involvement on the Setup Team, email Pastor Travis Scharn –

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